TLOC Donates Ambulance To Ashaiman Polyclinic

Board Chairman, Ing Abakah Quansah, presenting the ignition keys to Dr. Mavis Opong Addoh

The Tema Lube Oil Company Limited, yesterday, donated a new Hyundai ambulance to the Ashaiman Polyclinic during a brief ceremony on the premises of the company.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company, Kow Abakah Quansah, said during the presentation that “as a company, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is very important to us with health, education, security and sanitation as our main thematic areas. We have, thus over the years, donated various items to institutions and communities in the country, especially those within our immediate environs,” he said during the presentation.

Past donations by the TLOC are an ambulance to the Tema Polyclinic, ENT instruments for the ENT Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, two ambulances, patient monitors, ECG machine and ICU medical ventilator for the Tema General Hospital.

Others are books, furniture, computers and water dispensing machines for the Tema library and equipment for Tema Manhean Community Cluster of Schools.

The rest are a police post for the Tema Regional Police Command and recently, a complete dental facility for the Tema Newtown Polyclinic.

The Chairman noted in his remarks that when the TLOC was approached with a request for an ambulance, the board decided to grant it since, as he put it, “Its availability would go a long way to enhance the quality of service delivery at the facility and hopefully prevent needless deaths.”

Continuing he said “the provision of this ambulance is our small way of contributing to better healthcare in the Ashaiman community and its environs.”

The Ashaiman Polyclinic serves the Ashaiman Municipality and its environs with a population of over 350,000 with an annual average OPD attendance of 41,000 and a busy maternity with annual deliveries of a little over 3,500. Critically ill patients as well as women in labour, who must be referred for further management at other health facilities, have had to be transported mostly in taxis because of the absence of an ambulance.

On his part, Mr. Amos Donkoh, Managing Director of TLOC, said he had formed a committee to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic alongside the observance of the hygiene etiquettes.

Dr. Mavis Opong-Addoh, head of the facility, expressed gratitude to the TLOC for gesture, adding that the ambulance will improve the quality of healthcare at the polyclinic. The vehicle, she assured the donors, would be well maintained and used for the purpose for which it was donated. Accompanying the head of the facility were Patience Ami Mamata, the Metropolitan Health Director; Vivian Amponsah, DDNS in charge of nursing at the polyclinic; Justine Deynoo, Administrator and Razak Sarkodie and Francis Oteng both drivers.

By Vincent Kubi, Tema